Buildings & Hours

Yale Library - Fall 2020 Access Information

Yale
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-8000
Access

The following libraries will reopen on Aug. 31 to current Yale faculty, graduate and professional students, and staff authorized to work on campus: Bass Library, Gilmore Music Library, Haas Arts Library, Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly CSSSI), and Sterling Memorial Library. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library reopened on August 24. Undergraduate students enrolled in residence will also have access to these libraries after completing the required quarantine period. Students enrolled remotely will not have have access to library buildings and reading rooms.

The Classics Library is unstaffed and open only to graduate students and faculty in the Classics Department. For questions about its collections, please contact Classics Librarian Colin McCaffrey. The Divinity Library will open on Aug. 31 for Divinity School faculty, staff, and students only. Other Yale ID holders may request access, at the discretion of the Divinity School. For information about access to Lillian Goldman Law Library, please visit https://library.law.yale.edu/

Opening hours will be limited initially, and some spaces within the libraries will remain closed to comply with health and safety guidelines. Spaces and services will be modified to support physical distancing, limit face-to-face interactions in library spaces, and ensure full compliance with health and safety guidelines. The contact-free pickup service currently operating in Thain Café will move to Sterling Nave.

190 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-2645

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

The Arts Library Special Collections reading room is open, by appointment only, with the same restrictions and requirements.

Yale
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-1775

Stairwell and Elevator to Bass Library on the North Side of Cross Campus
Mail to Yale University - Bass Library c/o Access Services
344 Winchester Avenue (Docks 7/8)
New Haven, CT 06511-1918
203-432-1874

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-2972

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

The reading room is open, by appointment only, with the same restrictions and requirements.

344 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-0854

Access

The Classics Library is unstaffed and open only to graduate students and faculty in the Classics Department.

Marquand Chapel, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-5274

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

The Divinity Library Special Collections reading room is open, by appointment only, with the same restrictions and requirements.

Yale Film Study Center in the Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
Room B-17
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-0148
Access

The Film Study Center is closed until further notice.

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-1606

Access

The Law Library is temporarily closed until further notice.

Photograph of the front of the LWL
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-2140

Access

The reading room will open on September 21, 2010, by appointment only, to authorized Yale researchers.

Kline Tower
219 Prospect Street
Kline Tower, Concourse Level
New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-3300

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

12 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-4179

Access

The Mathematics Library is temporarily closed until further notice.

333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-785-5354

Access

The Medical Library is open to Yale and YNHH users authorized to be on campus.

  • Access to special collections materials is by appointment only for those authorized to be on campus. Use this link to make an appointment with the Medical Historical Library Office. Please request items at least 2 days in advance.
  • The Cushing Center is temporarily closed until further notice.

Sterling Library

Mail to Yale University - Sterling Memorial Library c/o Access Services
344 Winchester Avenue (Docks 7/8)
New Haven, CT 06511-1918
203-432-1775

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

Manuscripts & Archives is open, by appointment only, with the same restrictions and requirements.

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-2818

Access

The Yale Center for British Art is temporarily closed until further notice.